Creative Audio Center lock up fix

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  1. DRevan

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    Good news everyone!
    So far the third most annoying G73 issue (besides GSOD and keyboard lag) was the Creative Audio Center issue. For people who didn't hear about this, the short version: If you enabled the subwoofer boost and launched a not compatyble program the same time, your G73 locked up and had to shut it down with the power button.
    Known incompatible programs:
    -STEAM client
    -Ventrilo
    -Windows Ease Acces Center
    -Skype

    But finally the issues seems to be fixed with the new Realtek Audio driver! I installed the new driver, Creative Audio Center Recognized it without any problem and I launched all programs above with enabled Subwoofer boost and no more lock up!

    So no need from now on to uninstall the Creative Audio Center, so you can use EAX 4.0 and boost the subwoofer (on default settings it's kinda weak).

    INSTALLATION
    1) Launch Vista_Win7_R252.exe, the first time it will uninstall the previous driver, when it asks for a restart, do it.
    2) After restart, start Vista_Win7_R252.exe again, this time it will install the new driver. Restart again.

    Easy, huh? You don't need to reinstall Creative Audio Center. I had issues with previously released drivers, mainly the Audio Center didn't recognized the Soundcard after installing the driver, but with this, new driver, there is no problem, Audio Center recognizes everything without a problem and no more lock up.

    DOWNLOAD
    Driver: High Definition Audio Codecs R2.52
    Size: 74.6 MB
    Release date: 2010/9/6
    WHQL logo: yes

    Link:
    Realtek's Website

    Realtek FTP can be slow sometimes, so here is a megaupload mirror:
    Fast download

    Default Creative Audio Center link
    G73JH_Creative_Audio_Center_Win7_32_Win7_64_1.0
     
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    Can someone upload the Creative from the original driver disc, since the one from Asus site just wont install (incompatibility error no matter which realtek driver is installed) and i missplaced my drivers DVD...
     
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    oh, almost forgot about it:) I inserted a dl link for the default CAC in the op!
     
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    Thanks DRevan! I just didnt want to download the whole DVD and this saved me the trouble :).
     
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    No problem. Please report back, that did the lock up got fixed for you too? :)
     
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    Had anyone installed Creative X-Fi MB? I'm dying to get Cristalyzer in my g73...
     
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    Just installed opened steam and can confirm that no more lockup, where it usually would. Great find. Looks like the g73 is pretty much perfect now with all these fixes!
     
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